Philip Soltysiak finished 17th this year on the PWA freestyle tour in his first year. The result makes him the highest ranking rookie of the year for 2007, which in the freestyle disipline is a tall order.

Reports from both Jeri and El Yaque are that the kid is ripping and further evidence of his talent comes from the recent Venezuelan National Open. He finished an impressive 5th after losing to 3x World Champ Ricardo in the quarter finals.

So keep an eye out for the 20 year old Canadian in 2008. Top 10 is well within his grasp, and maybe even higher.

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